Terrain Satellite
7.4 mi
SE of Bucks Lake, CA
3 months
it's burned for
Last Updated:
59 mins, 1 sec ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Monday, August 17, 2020 2:00 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 months ago

Incident Photo for the Bear Fire

This page will not longer be updated as the Bear Fire is part of the North Complex. Information for this fire can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6997/

The North Complex is located on the Mt. Hough Ranger District on the Plumas National Forest and consists of numerous lightning fires being managed as one incident. The fires were ignited during a lightning storm that moved over the Plumas National Forest on the morning of August 17, 2020. Most of the smaller fires (20 acres or less) have been contained. As of August 20, 2020 at 0600 hours, California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 has assumed command of the North Complex.

To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

Additional incident updates can be found on the Plumas National Forest Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas

Links to other fires in the North Complex:
North Complex - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6997/
Claremont Fire - 
Sheep Fire -

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Monday August 17th, 2020 approx. 09:00 AM
Incident Commander:
Jerry McGowan (CIIMT 1)
39.811, -121.086

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Brush (2 feet)
Projected Incident Activity:
Firefighters will hold and reinforce fireline on the Claremont Fire. Work continues on the Bear Fire to protect nearby communities. As containment is strengthened on the Claremont, resources will be relocated to assist on the Bear Fire.
Part of the North Complex - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6997/

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
A dry cold front is expected for the Bear and Claremont Fire areas this evening. The front will likely bring northwest and northeast winds, possibly sweeping area smoke southward. Smoke will remain dense for most of Saturday, with hot and dry conditions persisting.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
North Complex Fire Information
Email: 2020.NorthComplex.info@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-316-4487
Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm
Fire Unit Information
Plumas National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA 95971